History & Culture
 
Cultural Resources and Museums

Today you can visit 14 local area museums and various cultural sites that illustrate local folk art and our way of life. Visit a working Lighthouse, turn of the century Train Station or a Lockhouse and restored canal system. Learn how to build a canoe at the Chesapeake Wooden Boat Building School, or how to carve a decoy from life-like talking wax figures of local carvers such as R. Madison Mitchell at the Decoy Museum.

You can hear stories about how Havre de Grace fell only a few votes short of becoming our nation's capital and see where Triple Crown Winner Citation suffered his only lose while other thoroughbred favorites such as Sir Barton, Man O’War, War Admiral and Sea biscuit raced to victory at The Graw.

Civil War relics are on display at the Paw Paw Museum and colonial farming methods are demonstrated at the Stepping Stone Museum and Rock Run Mill while modern techniques are displayed at the Amoss Agricultural Center.

While you are here, honor our veterans by visiting the Bainbridge Naval Training Center Museum or the US Army Ordinance Museum at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

 
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